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Our Roles

Choose your path

Every day, we work with clients and colleagues to build capabilities, leadership skills, and better outcomes—at every level, for every colleague.

Whether your interests lie in advising clients across industries, expanding our clients’ digital and analytical capabilities, or collaborating with colleagues at the top of their fields, all of our career paths play an important role in our collective success.

Serving Clients

The key to our client service is a combination of our people, rigorous problem solving, industry expertise, and the tools to support execution and make change happen.


Our consultants work in many roles to solve our clients’ toughest issues, whether as a trusted advisor or a hands-on coach. They integrate world-class problem solving, industry expertise, and proprietary tools and capabilities to create change and lasting impact.

Client Capabilities Network

Client capabilities professionals work on some of the most meaningful challenges of our time, in an agile and targeted way. They are core to our firm’s R&D, developing new knowledge and building and refining proprietary capabilities, including assets and data. Our portfolio includes state-of-the-art research, asset-backed and rapid diagnostics, capability building, benchmarking, and support during transformations.


We bring the latest analytical techniques along with a deep understanding of industry dynamics and corporate functions to help clients create the most value from data and unlock the potential of AI. Our team of analytics experts include data scientists, data architects, machine learning engineers, and advanced-analytics consultants.


Implementation consultants collaborate with clients to help them deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in metrics such as productivity, cost, quality, and time to market. We help strengthen and align leadership, transform processes, optimize management practices and build capabilities.


Our transformation colleagues are dedicated to helping organizations unlock their full potential through holistic, enduring, large-scale transformation. We help organizations drive growth, build capabilities for the future, and sustain performance at every level. Our work also includes business turnarounds.


To help clients accelerate the impact of digital transformation, we work with them to prototype ideas, test them with real customers, and quickly adapt and implement the solution. Combining data science, human-centered design, and rapid-development techniques, we help clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses.


We combine world-class design talent with a multi-disciplinary approach to help clients move ahead at scale and speed. Our work includes product, service, and experience design across physical, digital, and spatial platforms. We use design to differentiate and drive growth for our clients by identifying and creating value for their customers.

Internal Roles

With roles spanning ten capabilities and a range of disciplines, these specialized teams are critical to running the firm and play an important role in our collective success. Learn more about internal careers.

Technology Ecosystem

Our Technology Ecosystem colleagues conceptualize, design, build, and run the technologies used by thousands of colleagues across the globe every day, enabling the firm to deliver exponential impact.

Visual Graphics & Media

The Visual Graphics and Media function inspires our clients through visual communication and is home to the firm’s wide range of visually-led capabilities and services.

Global Administration

Our Global Administration teams, including executive assistants, use problem solving and teamwork to fulfill a range of critical administrative requests, enabling the firm to operate at its best.


The Communications team comprises several groups, each creating and disseminating distinctive content that engages various internal and external communities through a range of channels.


Our Finance team supports our economic health and performance by advising firm leaders in various areas, leading resource planning and investment, and delivering accounting services.

Risk & Compliance

Our Risk and Compliance teams use clear analysis, sound judgment, and effective communication to assess and manage potential risk across the globe.

People and Human Resources

With colleagues spanning talent, recruitment, professional development, learning, and HR, the People and Human Resources department supports the firm’s current and next generation of colleagues.


Our Legal team provides counsel on both client arrangements and internal legal matters, enhancing the quality of our client support while managing the firm’s potential legal exposure.


Our Procurement team helps our firm make strong financial decisions and identifies, sources, and acquires the products and services needed to support the firm’s work.

Real Estate, Events & Travel

Our Real Estate, Events & Travel teams provide inspiring and efficient solutions for all colleagues, regardless of whether they are in the office, at a client, or on a plane.

Life at McKinsey


What does entrepreneurship look like inside McKinsey? It’s finding new ways to solve business problems for our projects, our teams, and our clients. A great idea could change the way we work or spark a brand new initiative. We have practice entrepreneurs, geographic entrepreneurs, and new-business leaders. Their great ideas influence McKinsey and our clients, and help launch new initiatives for our alumni.

Connections for life

The people you meet at McKinsey will be your colleagues, mentors, and peers. And, because of the collaborative, supportive culture, they may very well also be your friends for life. From your first team to our 30,000-member alumni network, the connections you make and the experiences you share will last the rest of your career, wherever it takes you.

Our culture, your life

You work hard—solving some of the most exciting challenges our clients have—and we want you to pursue what you love outside the office. Travel for fun, spend time with loved ones, write that novel or screenplay, or help your community: a career at McKinsey makes it possible and practical to pursue your working life and your life’s work.

Work-life flexibility

At McKinsey, you will advance based on your skills and impact. We encourage a culture of flexibility and offer specific programs that support our colleagues’ success. Our commitment to parents includes extensive leave benefits for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents; coaching and support provided by a dedicated mothers’ network manager; and a “phase back” option that helps colleagues transition back to work after maternity or paternity leave.

Career development

Your growth at McKinsey

You bring your skills, abilities, potential, and unique point of view to McKinsey. We provide the mentors, teammates, and a yearly training investment of more than $200 million to help you develop your future.


Learning is a two-way street and is continual at McKinsey–from Embark, our intensive training program for basic consultant readiness, to specialized learning in technology, industry, or operational areas to workshops and offsites to develop your leadership skills. Most colleagues participate in our core set of programs, and we constantly develop new initiatives. Training includes in-person and virtual learning with colleagues from around the world who can teach you about a specific topic or expand your skills.

Coaching and Mentorship

You don’t have to write our own journey alone. You will have peers and partners helping you grow and plan the next several years of your career–offering everything from objective guidance and professional development to informal mentorships and formal feedback reviews.

Because ours is a culture of coaching, you are likely to find mentors wherever and whenever you need them. And you are encouraged to offer your insights, experience, and help to those around you.

Collaborative Teams

At McKinsey, a team isn’t just a group of people with the same to-do list. Everyone is a full-fledged member of the team and every voice is heard. You will be a part of our global, one-firm community of values-driven professionals.

In addition to working together on deliverables, each member of the team also learns trust, responsibility, communication, and leadership. Every day you will work with exceptional people in a caring, diverse, and empowering meritocracy.